Osoyoos Desert Society


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Visit the Osoyoos Desert Centre on April 22nd for Opeing Day.


Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it.

For archived newsletters click here. 

In The News

Osoyoos Times, Romancing the Desert (Video) by Richard McGuire

Okanagan Sun, This Desert Life by Andrea Flexhaug

Georgia Straight, Osoyoos desert blooms under a full moon by Sheila Whittaker

Toronto Star, Osoyoos, Canada's lone desert by Paul French


Burgers and Beer Fundraiser
beer photoSaturday, May 6, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Sage Pub
$20 ticket includes a burger and a beer
Tickets available at Jojo's Cafe, Mills Office,
at the door or by calling 250-495-0728
Join us for an evening of food and fun featuring both a silent and a live auction with lots of great items! Proceeds support the habitat conservation efforts of the Osoyoos Desert Society.

DESERT SAFARI - Meadowlark Festival
Thursday, May 18, 2017
bitterroot9:00 am - noon at the Desert Centre
Click here for tickets

Explore the beauty and bounty of our local desert. Take a fascinating look at some edible and medicinal uses of native plants during an informative and fun-filled tour at the Osoyoos Desert Centre led by interpreter Michelle Lancaster. Following the tour, venture off-site with naturalist Lee McFadyen for a behind-the-scenes excursion through some properties adjoining the Desert Centre. During the walk, enjoy the beauty of local flora and learn about the impact of habitat disturbance and restoration on our desert ecosystem.

For Meadowlark Festival information and tickets visit meadowlarkfestival.ca  

Desert Night Tours
Thursdays: June 29 & July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10
owl7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Desert Centre
$10 per person ~ Advance registration required

Experience the magic of the desert at night. Take a guided tour along the Desert Centre's 1.5 km boardwalk and get the inside scoop on our desert's "wild" night life. Learn fascinating facts about the many nocturnal animals that call this habitat home and what you can do to help protect them.  

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